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Women and Development

 
Narendra Prasad (Author)
Synopsis Women studies has now emerged as a full fledged academic discipline which calls for a thorough investigation into the subject. In India the term "Women's Studies" began to be used more frequently after the International Women's Year, i.e. 1975. Women constitute about one-half of the global population, but they are placed at various disadvantageous positions due to gender differences and bias. Women in Indian society have been victims of humiliation, torture, exploitation and discrimination inspite of legislative measures, spread of education and economic independence. Women are still relegated to second class status that makes them more vulnerable to abuse and less able to protect themselves from discrimination. Among the massive problems that confront Indian women are unemployment, poverty, inequality, health hazards, discrimination and so on.  The book consists of twenty two chapters covered range over a wide field of socio-economic and political issues of Indian women. All these issues of Indian women are discussed is such an elegant style that the readers can have an opportunity to study the subject all by themselves and at their own pace while deriving benefit of a vast range of real situations of women. This book would be of immense help not only to researchers and students but also to the general readers interested in the study of status of the Indian women.
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About the author

Narendra Prasad

Dr. Narendra Prasad is at present Professor in the University Department of Economics, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar. He has written three books, edited three books and contributed about fifty articles for various journals and conferences. Dr. Prasad is a life member of IEA, ISLE and EAB. Presently he is treasurer of Economic Association of Bihar. He has guided a number of research students for Ph. D. degree and conducted three research projects sponsored by UGC. He has attended Summer Institute in Economics and Statistics in 1977, and completed courses on Research Methodology in Economics at ANSISS, Patna in 1986.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women and Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8131300749
length xvi+228p., Tables.